Victims of coercive control are vulnerable, but. . .
The impact of the control on the victim is devastating. She exists in a constant state of fear that she has not moderated her behaviour sufficiently to avert catastrophe for herself and her children. Her fear is real and not imagined, as it is based on a realistic appraisal of the perpetrator’s capabilities. [Cassandra Wiener, Howard Journal of Crime and Justice]
These quotes are taken from Cassandra Wiener’s article Seeing What is ‘Invisible in Plain Sight’: Policing Coercive Control. Entire article can be found when you click on the title.
And you can find these quotes and other great quotes on our GEMS page.
Abuse Is a Pattern.’ Why These Nations Took the Lead in Criminalizing Controlling Behavior in Relationships – Time Magazine, June 21, 2019